The apparent ‘options’ available to us are ‘directions’. They can steer us all over the place. I used to think we had free will to make any decision we wanted. I don’t believe that now. Every thing is based on needs and wants, and also fears and insecurities. Needs and Wants are forward steering entities, and Fears and Insecurities are backwards traveling entities. Like a radio controlled 4×4, our brains are steering and powering this shell we drive around in, getting us from A to B. Happiness is a magnet that we’re pulled towards. We see something, we make the decision if we like, love, hate, dislike or are simply non-plussed about it. A ‘need’ to have it, is like a ‘footdown’ full power acceleration movement in its direction, a ‘want’ is a casual comfortable forward motion, in its general direction. ‘Insecurity’ is like a gentle reverse gear, taking us back to a location where we’re more comfortable. Whilst a ‘fear’ is a full throttle ‘get me the hell outta here’. Individually ‘free will’ appears obvious, but stick us in a crowd and perhaps view us from high up, like a coffee shop window, and we start to resemble a character from a computer game. The crowd mentality is obvious. No more free will. We’re all clearly walking in directions, defined by needs and wants, in the search of happiness. Whether its a temporary short term ‘I must do this today’, or a long term ‘I want to do this for the rest of my life’.